Lend a hand close to nature and the beach in the Algarve, Portugal

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Portugal

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    Last activity

    16/08/2022

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    within 88 days

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,
    We are a family of 3 and we run an organic farm, with chicken and 2 dogs. Marc is an agricultural technician and we need your help to keep the farm in good shape as well as some maintenance works in our house. We try to develop all kinds of products, including our own olive oil.

    If you wish to practice a specific language ( portuguese, french or english), then you have come to the right place! I have been a language teacher and have a degree in translations.

    Also, Marc is a handy man - if you wish to learn a specific trade, especially in agriculture, building or mechanics, he can help you with that!

    We would very much appreciate if you could help us with:

    Please observe that most of the times you need to be physically strong!

    *️️️️️ maintenance
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ cleaning and gardening
    * wood cutting & burning
    * keep the land clean
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ help with the animals

    We are situated in a quite area, but only 4 km from the beach.

    If you think this would suit you, please contact me as soon as possible. We accept couples or 3-4 people.
    Please observe that the work is often very hard, when cleaning the fields etc. You can stay in either a small studio, or in an apartment with 2 bedrooms.

    Me and Marc are very easy going people, positive and open. Marc is from Belgium, I am Portuguese and have lived 25 years abroad (both in Sweden and Luxembourg). Should you wish to better your knowledge in either portuguese, french or english, you came to the right place!

    Please feel free to contact us any time, we will be happy to answer you.

    See you soon!
    Paula

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I speak and write several languages: Portuguese, french, english and swedish. If you wish to improve any of these, you came to the right place!
    Besides languages, we can teach you the basics in organic agriculture as well as a bit of maintenance, like painting.

  • Help

    Help

    During certain times of the year, we need help to pick up olives, or almonds, for example. Other periods it is mostly cleaning and fixing (as we tend to accumulate work sometimes).

    We always have things to be done, especially during winter and spring time, either around the house or outside.

    Besides help around the house, like cleaning, organizing and maybe some cooking,

    Any help is more than welcome :-)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I have a bachelors in Translations (English and French) A degree in Swedish language I am Portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can stay in either a small studio, or in an apartment with 2 bedrooms.
    We have a swimming pool, a sauna and free wi-fi. The beach is only 4 km away.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated in the Ria Formosa region. There are several beautiful islands to visit.
    One can use the bycicles available. There are 4 km to the city.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is plenty of room for a campervan.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week with 2 days off per week













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